Looking for a Great Sandwich to Eat on a Flight Home
My family and I will be flying out of SFO on a late Sunday afternoon. I thought we could pack some sandwiches to eat on our flight. We'll be staying in the Union Square area, but can walk as far as North Beach, the Ferry Building or SOMA if necessary.
I'm hoping to find good hero/hoagie sandwiches, something that will hold for 4 or more hours, with great cold cuts, cheese, veggies on crusty bread. A Yelp search turned up Sammy's Smoke and Snacks, Giordano Brothers and Mario's Bohemian Cafe, but I was wondering about any other recommendations Chowhounders may have. Thanks in advance for your help.
They're best warm, but bánh mì from Saigon Sandwich are good plane food. My favorite is the roast pork and pate combo. "Fanci pork" is relatively boring. The roast chicken is good, too.
Personally, though, I'd probably get tandoori items to go from Naan N Curry.
336 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Saigon Sandwich Shop
560 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
re: Robert Lauriston
Besides Boccalone in the Ferry Building there's also Lulu Petite. Given they're in the same place you have a choice. The roast chicken is very good.
There's also Ted's Market in SOMA, great sandwiches and daily specials (like roast pork) but it might be a better weekday pick...big cop hang out, 40 people in line at lunch, line moves very fast, inexpensive. Old fashion Italian deli, no frills. They close early on Sunday.
One Ferry, Building San Francisco, CA 94101
Ted's Market & Deli
1530 Howard St, San Francisco, CA
I doubt a Giordano sandwich with French fries and cole slaw will taste as good 4 hours old as when it is just made. Molinari's cold cut sandwiches should work, especially with a little roasted red pepper to keep it moist.
373 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Boccalone in the Ferry Building makes nice sandwiches, and there is a new place called Il Cane Rosso which apparently does as well. Acme Bread at the Ferry Building also has sandwiches. Any would be great plane food, in addition to a sandwich from Molinari or Mario's in North Beach or Mastrelli in the Ferry Building (an Italian deli related to Molinari).
If you find that the options don't work out, I have gotten some pretty good sandwiches for travel at the Boudin Bakery in the United terminal. While the ingredients are not nearly as interesting as most of the recs here, they are fresh. The sandwiches are made to order and a good fallback if something goes awry and you find yourself at the airport sans sandwiches.